Lake Poinsett Honored by State Parks Commission

HARRISBURG, AR - Lake Poinsett State Park near Harrisburg has been named the winner of the 2006-2007 Outstanding Hospitality Award by the Arkansas State Parks department.

The parks system presents awards annually for park excellence within Arkansas' state parks systems.  State Parks Director Greg Butts desribed Lake Poinsett State Park as "warm, inviting, friendly."

The park experienced a 56 percent increase in visitation over the past year, and camping revenue increased over 18 percent.